We fully agree that HUD-VASH has worked. Why can’t we have HUD-VASH for everyone who is homeless not just veterans? It is a best practice that works and could prevent and end homelessness!
In New Jersey, homelessness has decreased by 25% since 2013, from 17,314 to 13,025. And sheltered, unsheltered, chronic, family and veteran homeless populations have all seen significant decreases.
FY2013 and FY2014 NOFA HUD has outlined their homeless policy priorities that will govern this year’s scoring and funding process which are tied directly to Opening Doors.
HUD has posted the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Years 2013-2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The submission deadline is February 3, 2014.
The thing we figured out is that it’s actually cheaper, not just better for people, but cheaper to solve homelessness than it is to put on a band-aid.